Drugs and Alcohol

From casual use of marijuana to the heroin and opioid epidemic and prescription drug abuse, parents have a lot to worry about. Substance abuse can alter your child’s personality and brain chemistry and can derail their future. You might be wondering: How do I know if my child is using drugs? How do I talk to my teen about heroin? How can I help my child overcome prescription drug abuse?

These videos offer parental support and information on topics such as how to recognize the signs of substance abuse, how to handle heroin or opioid use, how to keep your child from abusing prescription drugs, what to say to your child who thinks marijuana is “no big deal”, and other ways in which you can help your child grow up with a healthy attitude toward drugs and alcohol.

What is Narcan?

Bob Marshall, Police Chief, City of Naperville
1350 Aurora Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
630.420.6161

What is Narcan?

Narcan is a prescription drug used to reverse the effects of an opiate overdose, such as heroin. The Naperville Fire Department carries and uses it on all suspected cases of opiate overdose. It can be life saving. There is a pilot program in DuPage County among 5 police departments using the nasal form of Narcan. Naperville is closely watching this pilot and will make a determination in the future whether this program should be expanded into Naperville.

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